Matthew Ozawa has an international career spanning all artistic disciplines having worked for companies worldwide including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, the Macau International Festival, and Opera Siam. Ozawa is the Founder and Artistic Director of Mozawa, a Chicago-based incubator advancing collaborative art and artists. Additionally, Ozawa serves as Assistant Professor & Opera Director at The University of Michigan.

Acclaimed productions include: Celebrating Domingo, Don Quichotte, and Nabucco (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Madama Butterfly (The Santa Fe Opera), An American Soldier (Opera Theatre of St Louis), Hand Eye (world premiere, Eighth Blackbird/Carnegie Hall/Kennedy Center), Romeo & Juliet (Minnesota Opera/Cincinnati Opera), L’Opera Seria and Les mamelles de Tirésias/Le Pauvre Matelot (Wolf Trap Opera), A Little Night Music (Houston Grand Opera/Des Moines Metro Opera), Sweeney Todd and Snow Dragon (world premiere, Skylight Music Theater/Opera Siam), and Tsuru (world premiere, Houston Ballet/Asia Society).